Scandal weasel Rep. Matt Gaetz refuses to drop the damn shovel. Maybe he’s acting as his own attorney, which would explain why he has such a fool for a client, because wouldn’t any competent lawyer serve him a nice steaming mug of STFU? In every TV appearance since the story broke, Gaetz has dug a deeper hole by doing things like defending or denying skeevy activities for which he hasn’t yet been accused.
Today, Gaetz wrote an op-ed in the wingnut Washington Examiner (no linky for the stinky; is easily Googlable). The piece is about what you’d expect if you’ve followed the disastrous media appearances, with Gaetz defending his conduct in gross and squirrely ways and trying to rope bystanders into his predicament. Here’s how it starts off:
Washington scandal cycles are predictable, and sex is especially potent in politics. Let me first remind everyone that I am a representative in Congress, not a monk, and certainly not a criminal.
LOL! It gets worse. Here are a couple of excerpts:
Folks won’t be surprised that bizarre claims are being made about me shortly after I decided to take on the most powerful institutions in the Beltway: the establishment; the FBI; the Biden Justice Department; the Cheney political dynasty; even the Justice Department under Trump.
The wheels of the bus go round and round, and thump-thump, there goes Barr. Also, it’s ironic that Gaetz calls out the “Cheney political dynasty” when he’s a nepotism legislator his own self, but I guess he’s counting on that not being widely known outside of Florida. Or maybe it’s just a profound lack of self-awareness, which is entirely believable with that blockhead.
Anyhoo, there’s a lot of herp-de-derp Hunter Biden and blah blah blah Bill Clinton and yada yada yada Andrew Cuomo, but then we finally get around to a preview of upcoming attractions:
You’ll see more “drip, drip, drip” of leaks into the media from the corrupt Justice Department and others. When you do, ask yourself why. They aren’t coming for me — they are coming for you. I’m just in the way.
Uh huh. That’s just what The Former Guy said even as his campaign was draining supporters’ bank accounts with shady “default” recurring contributions. It’s the busted conman’s refrain.
I think there’s a decent chance this scandal ultimately ends Gaetz’s political career since he’s a moron who allegedly left a paper trail of his crimes. His district probably won’t cough up anyone appreciably better from a legislative standpoint, but the fewer rich and entitled frat-boy Republicans in Congress, the better, so good riddance to bad rubbish.
Here’s hoping Gaetz’s flame-out is epic enough for political gossip rags like Politico to start looking at his relationship with FL Gov. Ron DeSantis. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t think DeSantis is stupid enough to be involved in the Gaetz-Greenberg criminal activities portfolio (although I suppose that’s possible).
But Gaetz was definitely a high-profile DeSantis ally. Gaetz and DeSantis were pals during their statehouse days. Gaetz was an early supporter of DeSantis’s gubernatorial bid and co-chaired the transition team when DeSantis won in 2018. DeSantis should definitely be asked about that. Repeatedly.
James E Powell
It will turn out that Gaetz merely got DeSantis coffee a couple of times. He might have made some copies, stuffed envelopes, you know the usual campaign activities of the low level staffers whom the candidates barely know,
Puritanical liberal pundits? Really?
Fox News on defense for Matt Gaetz; doesn’t get any better than that.
Gaetz: “Do you hear that? What is it?”
Staffer: “I’m pretty sure it’s Chinese.”
Gaetz could use a “well, actually…”
So long as you’re a Member of Congress with a penchant for teenage girlfriends.
It’s half past three in the morning and I am watching Derek Chauvin’s defence counsel cross-examine Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo. He’s throwing irrelevant what-ifs at the chief. I haven’t been a court reporter in decades; but I can still tell when a lawyer is flailing, like this one is.
Steve in the ATL
On a related note, question for the group:
What do I do with old litter boxes?
Our cat recently moved to Brooklyn and we aren’t getting another one for a while. We have a couple of litter boxes we no longer need. One is only a couple of months old, but a used litter box is a used litter box regardless of age, right?
@Steve in the ATL: Is there a shelter nearby you could donate it to?
Steve in the ATL
Ah—you’ve been reading Omnes’ posts!
\@James E Powell:
The Trumpish Gambit, as it is called.
@Steve in the ATL:
I too have a litter box that is currently surplus to requirements due to my recent loss. My plan is to find the litter box another user at some point.
@Steve in the ATL:
@Amir Khalid: So glad to hear that! I’ve wondered how you’re coping with your catless state but thought it would be indelicate to ask.
@Steve in the ATL: Well I use mine for baby duck pools, but after that, I just don’t know. I have 4 that I keep thinking I’ll call the shelter and see if they want them (we moved to totes for litter boxes and I’ll never go back – can’t kick litter out of 12″ sided boxes, LOL).
I mean, once they are bleached, they should be disease free, I would think.
@Amir Khalid: Oh, that is good to hear. I’m sure there is the perfect kitty out there who needs an awesome home.
Indeed, only boring loser monks would avoid pursuing sexual relationships with teenage girls. How dare we oversensitive cancel culture babies expect members of Congress to abstain from such such mundane hobbies as sex trafficking.
I hate people who use that “monk” thing. I just hate them.
Pretty telling this moron in Congress fails to list Congress as one of the most powerful institutions
Dorothy A. Winsor
I am taking so much pleasure in these Gaetz stories that it’s shameful
@zhena gogolia: Yeah, it’s quite a tell, IMO.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Steve in the ATL: Is “moved to Brooklyn” like moving to a farm upstate?
Steve in the ATL
So my options are:
1. Get a new cat;
2. Bleach and donate to shelter; or
3. Raise ducklings?
“Never apologize, never explain, never back down, ALWAYS double down, and keep the projection going 24/7″…you could set it to a catchy little tune and you’d have “GQP: The Musical”
not that anyone would pay good money to see it, I’m just saying…
@Steve in the ATL: All three.
Gaetz is fucked on so many levels. Once it sinks in how many decades he will spend in prison he will use anything in his possession to get a better deal.
Which he will only get if he sells out Trump, DeSantis, and GOP (Congress and Florida)
Garland would be wise to appoint a Special Investigator/Prosecutor.
wrap it up and send it to cole.
I got an automatic litterbox, and I don’t think I’m going to go back. It was expensive, but having it always clean without the need for scooping is too cool.
The Thin Black Duke
@Dorothy A. Winsor: Enjoy it. Usually, it’s only in Hollywood where you get to see the bad guy shot/stabbed/thrown off a building/etc. in the end. Witnessing Gaetz’s self-destruction in the real world is glorious. If loving this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
@Jeffro: My late mother would have said, ” I wouldn’t give you two cents for it.” She was born in 1934, tho’, and was known for being thrifty .
Steve in the ATL
@Dorothy A. Winsor: I was wondering why no one had asked about that!
It’s not a euphemism—the cat *literally* moved from Atlanta to Brooklyn, along with one of our kids. We have been mostly living out at the lake for a year now so it was a good move for both kid and cat.
Alexandra Petri with an appeal to Gaetz’s colleagues.
Steve in the ATL
@Roger Moore: the kid took that one with her and left the old fashioned ones. Good call on her part.
I guess I have some lingering interest in whether Gaetz manages a true, explosive self-immolation or merely shrinks and then exits, stage right.
What does this mean?
@Steve in the ATL: There you go!
Be sure to label the package CREDENZA so he’ll know it’s legit.
How long before Gaetz blames The Beatles.
@Steve in the ATL:
I’d go with option 1.
Holy hell, this clown is full of himself, isn’t he? We’re going to take down the American Way of Life, but we have to go through Matt Gaetz to do it, by golly!
AND he’s “standing up to” the FBI AND the Biden and Trump DOJ? Put down the lantern, Diogenes, we found your man!
@The Thin Black Duke: True, and it’s especially gratifying because Gaetz is the smarmy offspring of a rich, corrupt Republican shithead, so no one is more surprised than Matt Gaetz that he might actually have to face the music. His dad bought his way out of every other jam, so he probably expected a wad of cash to make this go away too and must be shocked that it’s not working.
The same can be said of Gaetz’s accomplice Joel Greenberg, another rich man’s worthless son who thought the rules did not apply to him and is now finding out otherwise. I fervently hope both spend at least a decade in prison.
This guy is the heir to the throne of the King of Idiots.
Maybe, Matt: but they’re going to be grabbing YOUR ass first….
Ringo is always causing trouble.
@Cheryl Rofer: That is a really fine column — all the better for being a non-humorous column by a humor columnist in an absurd situation. Surprisingly, that works. Thanks for linking to it.
J R in WV
But there’s a big problem with this person’s assertion. “It’s got sex, it’s got drugs…”
It wasn’t sex — it was RAPE because she was underaged. If it was a girlfriend of a similar age to Gaetz, perhaps liberals wouldn’t be so disapproving, but it isn’t, it’s a girl, not a woman, and it wasn’t sex, it was RAPE.
Faux ladies can’t tell, don’t know the difference?
What the hell are they doing sharing erroneous non-factual opinions on air?
I would be educating this person, prior to their discharge for cause, here’s a box of stuff, call us if anything is missing from the box!
@randy khan: Maybe “you” was directed at Mark Foley?
@markregan: I read that Alexandra Petri column this morning while i was at the hair salon. (Aside: For the first time since June!)
My reaction was the same as yours. So pleased that it was a non-humorous column, and she said everything I wanted to say.
Every one of these elected officials that were yucking it up looking at private images of naked women on the floor of the house needs to be publicly shamed.
I learned this year that it takes just two people for a conspiracy, and now I find that it only takes to disgusting males to conjure up a locker room anywhere.
@Steve in the ATL: Is Brooklyn what you southerners consider a farm in upstate?
ETA – Beaten to it by DAW @22. Great minds, etc.
@markregan: Wow, right you are — it’s an excellent column. This part:
So, Barr was really a Deep State mole in the Trump administration? Obviously. All to bring down Matt Gaetz, the leader of glorious future Trumpism and savior of the nation.
Anyone seen Barr recently? No. He’s cackling in that pizza joint basement with Hillary Clinton and the ghost of Bill Gates (who was assassinated in India several years ago).
It all makes so much sense.
Everyone knows this is true, but some refuse to admit it.
@Steve in the ATL: Does “literally” also function as kind of a pun here?
@MattF: I’m rooting for the metaphorical injuries.
@Cheryl Rofer: We had an Easter brunch with my sister and (bi-racial) niece yesterday. That Petri column could apply to a lot of uncomfortable racial situations as well. People need to say “no” more often to shitty behavior from their peers.
BC in Illinois
That column by Alexandra Petri has been on the WaPo website for three hours now. It has more than a thousand comments.
How do you assassinate a ghost?
Indeed. Rasputin was hardly a paragon of rectitude.
If it still has the last used litter in it, donate it to the Gaetz defense fund.
@Cheryl Rofer: this is the part that seems to be tailor-made for our Capitol Hill Tiger Beat crew, while they go breathlessly from one trusted GOP source to another, asking if they too saw the picturesque captures of Congressional sexual conquests…. and if they have any comments…
Hell, it beats any of them actually looking at the Infrastructure plan and wondering if the ratio and the choices made for what gets funded are financially sound… that would take… work
and….. if the GOP Congressmen were presented with these images, why in the hell did they not out his ass to leadership, or the Press or the DOJ?
Offer them toxic spirit gum?
@Steve in the ATL: I don’t have a cat.
Spike its ectoplasm with polonium?
@Wapiti: I had a similar thought when I read it. It’s widely applicable to peer pressure situations, from schoolyard bullying to racist comments to sexist and homophobic bullshit, etc. Petri is absolutely correct: those small assents to shitty behavior in the name of keeping the peace or avoiding awkwardness add up to make their own shitty reality.
… pursued by a bear, also too.
@Kathleen: It literally does. (Ducks)
Candidate Biden said the Attorney General works for the USA and he would not direct the AG at political enemies. It turns out that Biden doesn’t have to. I wonder if he had a deeper understanding, with some leaks, about how perverted, widespread, and corrupt the GOP is.
Biden also wondered a few weeks ago if the GOP would still exist for the next Presidential election. Again, I wonder how far ahead his knowledge goes beyond what gets in the press.
It doesn’t take a weather man to tell you that it’s raining. That the GOP is splitting between the Chamber of Commerce types and the Q-Anon types was evident as soon as Trump was elected (if Trump hadn’t been elected, it might have been that the Q-Anoners could have been suppressed, but too late now).
Does it fling the poopies into the neighbor’s yard?
@Steve in the ATL:
Makes sense to me. It would be foolish to leave the fancy automatic litter box in the place with no cats to use it.
I think it means she didn’t buy something that was sold as a litter box. Instead, she bought a cheap plastic tote with walls high enough to keep the cat from kicking litter everywhere.
” How do you assassinate a ghost? ”
The reading ability of Baud XXXX!! is what we need tp restore the glorious leadership we lost when Trump was cheated out of his rightful lifetime presidency.
@Steve in the ATL: I don’t know. In my experience as soon as you donate unused litter boxes, more cats appear. I am currently fostering/taming former ferals to adopt out. I just posted one who has become friendly as ready for adoption. Before that I had given away some boxes, and had to buy 2 more. It’s amazing how much more poop 5 teenage kittens make than 1 adult long term pet. My neighborhood has a bunch of ferals and some of us have been trapping and getting them neutered. The older wild adults we release and keep feeding but without more litters. The kittens we are trying to find permanent homes for. Evidently growing bodies produce more poop. I think it may be a jinx to get rid of all litter boxes.
@Amir Khalid: Often, when you are ready, the right cat will appear :)
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Speaking of wackodoffle conspiracy theories and since this an open thread. Here is on odd thought, all this BS we are seeing now, is this product people who spent the last 11 year watching Ancient Aliens until their brains turned to mush? The video below the make waded threw the series and it’s a surprising the overlap between it an the Q Conspiracy Theory. Even those Gaetz quote Betty posted the language sound like something out of Ancient Aliens show.
Sorry, but no. It deposits them into trash-bag-lined drawer under the device. When the drawer gets full, you replace the bag and top up the litter. If you want to throw them into the neighbor’s yard, you have to do it yourself.
@Roger Moore: The confusion might be caused by the word “tote”.
AKA storage bin, storage box, etc..
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
I doubt it. It’s not so much that one causes the other but that both are caused by the same kind of mental deficiency. If it weren’t Ancient Aliens or QAnon, it would be some other zany theory.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: The dumbing down of America is fully actualized. Idiocracy was indeed a doucmentary.
Matt Gaetz is reminding me more and more of David Hall.
Hall was a phenomenally crooked Democratic governor of Oklahoma back in the early 1970s. He narrowly escaped being prematurely tossed from office during his 1974 re-election campaign when he beat a criminal indictment because the Nixon appointee federal prosecutor was an incompetent hatchet man who insisted on trying the case himself. Then, during the time between his finishing third in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and leaving office, he approached the state official (It would have been the younger of John Rogers and Cleta John Rogers; they were a father-and-son combo I never could keep straight who both held statewide office and were both crooked, but that was back when any Oklahoma politician named “Rogers” was assumed to be related to Will and therefore would win election.) with sole discretion for investing a state retirement plan with a bribe if he would steer a few million bucks to some scheme a couple of Hall’s cronies had going. Rogers, who was already under investigation for criminal activity, thought he could score points with prosecutors by not being involved in every crooked scheme he could, went to the attorney general (I believe it was the musically named Larry Derryberry, who wasn’t crooked, just a major chickenshit) for advice on how to handle the matter. And the AG had Rogers’ office rigged with bugs.
Anyway, Rogers invited Hall back to his office, and got him to repeat the terms of the bribe offer. (I’ve always imagined Rogers asking Hall to speak closer to the flowerpot.) The feds rounded up Hall’s two Texas cronies, and within minutes, they flipped on Hall. And with a recording of Hall’s bribe offering and the testimony of his two associates in the criminal plot, not even the Nixon boob could screw up getting a conviction.
Upon conviction, Hall claimed it was all a Republican plot to exact revenge on the Democrats for running Nixon out of office. And the only time I saw his name in the paper between then and his death in 2016 was when he was busted for selling phony greenhouse franchises in Saudi Arabia while he was out of prison on medical furlough.
And I didn’t make any of this up.
@Ben Cisco: President Camacho is a much more decent person than TFG.
If Gaetz has a lawyer, I assume he’s unconscious, sprawled out on the floor of his office, with an empty bottle of bourbon nearby.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
I partly blame the Internet. Not because the Internet is bad, blah blah. But the Internet makes it easier for idiots to reach out and find other fools and to reinforce the nonsense they want to believe. It is also easier for bad actors to jump in and add to the nonsense.
Years ago, I might hear about flat earth believers. But now I can easily find threads, blogs, online communities, YouTube videos where these excitable fools blather about their foolish beliefs. Previously, they would have to work harder to find others like them, and work harder still to get attention.
Hell, just by typing this, I might get served up an ad for some right wing nonsense.
ETA: And it is not just an American problem.
@Brachiator: Certanly gave rise to a passel of idiots convinced they’re possessed of the real truth because their “research” involved online communing with other “sooper jeanyusses.”
@Ben Cisco: You are obviously a student of literature.
Just One More Canuck
@MattF: drunken tirade on the floor of the House
People used to believe the internet would make everyone smarter by providing access to all our knowledge. Instead it made people dumber by providing access to all our bullshit.
Either way, as long as he’s gone.
Odie Hugh Manatee
They have to use “monk” because “southern Baptist minister” or “Catholic priest” means “kiddie diddler”.
Bad actors, including people at Fox News and other places also know that they can instigate stuff and get a fair amount of play all around the country and the world.
I would say he knew and that’s why he made that statement. We got so desensitized by the constant onslaught of outrage and scandal overload that we miss the historic magnitude of Biden’s utterance.
The sitting President of the United States of America basically predicted that one of the two major parties, the one de facto ruling the country for decades, will no longer exist in two years.
Keep in mind that we are only looking at this from an corruption angle but Russia is actively gearing for military confrontation in the Arctic and the e are very likely to enter a very contentious phase of bilateral relationship, closer to the Cold War than what we had the last two decades.
Being too tight with Russia will be very very bad for a lot of folks.
@Kathleen: Just the giants.
ObOpenThread: Nancy LeTourneau at her blog:
It’s great to see our government planning decades ahead again. Biden gets it.
Click on over – it’s a good read.
Guess I’m hoping that “legal analyst on TV” ends up being Gaetz’s atty
I have a theory. The Internet is a huge repository of accurate information. Some people fear and hate this. “Click here and see why you are wrong” can be devastating.
So people fought back by deliberately creating lies and bullshit. There are anti-evolution sites, for example, that almost seem to be reliable science sites until you pay close attention. There are alternative right wing sites full of political gibberish.
And there are people who will fight you to the death if you try to provide them with a counter to their ignorance, because their identities are dependent on believing stuff which is false or uncertain.
And there are bad actors who believe that their own lives and fortunes are dependent on keeping people uninformed.
Somebody said “the truth shall set you free.” Some people have a vested interest in keeping themselves and others bound by ignorance.
I am awestruck.
I remember when Sarah Palin said something stupid, and then her staff rushed into wikipedia to change some facts around.
The article doesn’t answer my questions.
Can he tell us why he was in the crooked, felon tax collector’s office after business hours making fake IDs? Maybe in his next editorial.
@Brachiator: Case in point – Conservapedia – The Trustworthy Encyclopedia – disclaimer page:
I am surprised he didn’t include Biden “falling down” walking up steps of Air Force One, since wingnutsphare seems to think that’s the biggest scandal in the world.
@germy: Would that be every time she spoke? They must have been very busy.
@Cheryl Rofer: This is such an important column. And it doesn’t just apply to misogyny. For years I would ignore the kind of casual racist comment or joke that complete strangers who are white make to other white people, assuming all other white people must be racist too. I told myself there was no point in making a fuss, that I would never see this person again, that it wasn’t as though I could change his mind. And then it dawned on me that every time a racist did this and I didn’t push back, I was not only complicit, I was sending him the message that he was right, that he could go on casually assuming a fellowship of racism with any white person without getting any response worse than silence or a nervous cough. If on the other hand I embarrassed him, he might think twice about making that assumption again.
If the talking-to he got from Ryan’s staff didn’t straighten Gaetz out, nothing will.
@Steve in the ATL: Please do not bleach a cat!
Unless the cat insists on a career in Hollywood, of course.
@Betty Cracker: I also liked how she referenced Billy Bush’s laughter in the grab them by the pussy tape.
To paraphrase Biden, I think the internet caused intelligence to go K-shaped.
The Moar You Know
@Another Scott: it’s not going to be a competition, just more legalized slavery for young people, unless they get on it and start voting. Every election, every race. Something which has failed to happen in my entire 50+ year lifetime so far, even back in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the youngs had a tremendous demographic presence and some real motivation to not get sent to Vietnam and killed because their parents and grandparents were a bunch of paranoid assholes.
Which one did you go with? I’m using one with crystals. But I hate the crystals – and replaced that with the Arm&Hammer slide litter and that has been working for me although I still have to scoop every few days.
@hueyplong: Dershowitz would be perfect
Well, wouldn’t that be a rare moment of principled action! //
I dunno. I’m a patriot; if I had used litter boxes, I’d send them to Mar-a-Lago and mark them “To be opened ONLY by the REAL President of the United States.” But I don’t own a cat.
I’d send them to their new office set up to protect their legacy. //
@debbie: You mean the one in the porn store neat the Four Seasons landscaping/gardening place?
J R in WV
We use Feline Pine, or any pellet stove fuel like material.
Smells good, piney, ourdoorsy, until it’s sawdust rather than pellets.
Then you dump it for a new batch.
Then there’s Matt Gaetz, whom you need to dump immediately!!
You had me at scandal weasel.
Those two words fit so perfectly together. And perfectly describe … this particular weasel.
Whose behavior is noxious enough to inspire a serious, non-satiric column by the WaPost’s Alexandra Petri. This should not happen more than once
As in: the first person Gaetz showed the photos of nude “conquests” should have shut him down. Made it clear that was not acceptable behavior.
But: he was showing them to fellow Republicans. Therein lies one problem.
ETA: Cheryl Rofer got there first with Ms. Petri’s column. At comment 32.
@Steve in the ATL: “The cat moved to Brooklyn.” I thought it was a euphemism too.
“The [cat] is on the roof.” Wasn’t that some bit from All in the Family, about breaking bad news?
Anyway, glad to hear your former cat has a few more lives left.
Could someone post Petri’s text? The paywall is killing me.
Yes. That was an astonishing comment; could not tell if it was humorous or because some especially dark dealings were on Biden’s mind. Or even a “watch yourselves, guys.” To see.
@Elizabelle: That’s okay. Sometimes we all miss stuff like that the first time around.
@Booger: Here’s Alexandra Petri’s column. Probably not “fair use”, but it’s a wonderful column and important enough it should be free of a paywall. The last two paragraphs are killer.
This should not happen more than once
ETA: And: Watergirl posted it too, literally to the minute. (7:12) Taking mine down.
@Booger: It’s so good. Not the whole thing, but a good bit of it.
Alexandra Petri then goes on to suggest that these people could/should react more appropriately next time when an occasion arises.
2k comments on her article already.
@WaterGirl: If a thread has a lot of comments, I scan them from the bottom up sometimes …
@Elizabelle: I seldom look at comments anywhere but BJ, but holy cow, I didn’t see one negative response in the 50 or so that I looked at.
@WaterGirl: I wish the WaPost would make some of its content free when it’s really important to the national dialogue, or maybe take down the paywall for an expanded number of views at some time after publication. Perhaps a day or two.
The conspiracy shit flies all over the place, and good, well reported and/or well reasoned stuff is locked up behind a paywall.
Which perhaps should be way more temporary. I would still pay for the content. I suspect a lot of readers of the major national newspapers would. We need to support good journalism. It is not free.
Bad news, repubs – I’m pretty sure some dems have already said that he should resign if indicted. You don’t actually have to wait for the indictment to tell him to go if it happens.
Too, the internet reduced all the bother of finding naked flat Earthers.
The Pale Scot
But they’re so legitimate!
Conservapedia: Pacific Northwest Arboreal Octopus
@Elizabelle: My washington post subscription ($4 per month through amazon prime) just went up to $6 per month. 50% increase is pretty steep!
@WaterGirl: Thank you for posting. That should be read by all.
Gin & Tonic
@Elizabelle: If “we” need to support good journalism, then “we” should not be posting copyrighted columns in their entirety. One way of getting around the WaPo paywall is to pay for a subscription.
Gin & Tonic
@Booger: Now that you’ve seen it, I shortened the part that I quoted in the comments. Gin & Tonic is right – it’s really not for me to decide that it’s okay to post the whole thing this time because it’s so good. That’s a choice that Alexandra Petri gets to make, not me.
@Steve in the ATL: ???
@Baud: I have a camera that will find them, you’ll have to consult with Subaru Diane about the dirty deeds.
Walls that high wouldn’t be cheap, even before you factor in the flashing red light to warn aircraft.
It’s more likely a choice the WaPo corporation gets to make, though Ms. Petri assented to it when she signed her employment contract.
Anyone giving odds on the next unprompted WTF Gaetz makes? I’m guessing an unprompted defense of cannibalism provided the victim assents.
@Steve in the ATL: Can’t you recycle your old, used litterboxes as retirement communities for Republicans?
West of the Rockies
Build the dang kitty wall!
@Brachiator: That would be the transcriber of St. John.
Boris Rasputin (the evil twin)
@NotMax: You say that as if it’s bad thing. //
Boris Rasputin (the evil twin)
@Brachiator: The whole “ancient aliens” nonsense was explained by a drinking buddy of mine years ago. Planet Earth was visited by the absolute worst of an interplanetary Peace Corps, the screw-ups of the class. He called the mess “Chariots of the Clods”, which would explain a lot about earthlings.